Federal Hill Main Street

  • MD


42 E Cross Street

United States

About Us

Federal Hill Main Street, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation qualified under IRS Code §501(c)(3). Brought to Baltimore City in October of 2000, and funded by both public and private funds, Main Street was formed to revitalize the urban business district of Historic Federal Hill in ways that meet the needs of the community and bring tourists into the area to support the small businesses, while at the same time, preserving the neighborhood's unique and historic character. 

The program is managed by a Board of Directors primarily made up of neighborhood business and residential leaders, and is administered by Executive Director, Hillary Chester. Projects are implemented through committees, which are made up of community volunteers. Modeled after the National Main Street program, (created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1977), one of the most successful redevelopment programs in the country, Federal Hill Main Street has been remarkably successful as well.Federal Hill Main Street is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering a vibrant and thriving business community that meets the needs of the neighborhood while preserving its unique and historic character. 

We promote Federal Hill as a great place to live, work, shop and dine through...

-Street festivals with music, arts & crafts and children's activities

-Feature local restaurants and bars in Festive Flavors: A Taste of Federal Hill

-Present "Fest of All", a celebration of everything Federal Hill

-Create & distribute Federal Hill materials to tourist locations 

-Support and interact with neighborhood organizations and associations

We Beautify the Community through...

-Support Federal Hill Thinking Green

-Offer matching facade improvement grants for storefronts

-Plant flowers in visible street corner planters

-Hang attractive Federal Hill banners

-Install metal trash cans throughout the commercial district 

We encourage business development through...

-Commission marketing/demographic study

-Recruit new businesses for vacant properties

-Provide microloans to local small businesses

-Maintain online business directory

-Serve as liaison on city ordinances and programs